Netflix has given a straight-to-series order to a show based on Miranda Sings, the popular character created by YouTube star Colleen Ballinger-Evans. Ballinger-Evans will star in the upcoming streaming show, titled “Haters Back Off.”
“Haters Back Off” delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous — it’s just no one knows it yet.
The project marks the first-ever scripted streaming series for a YouTube personality and has landed an eight-episode order. No launch date has been set.
Created in 2008, Miranda Sings is a fictional character who’s a parody of arrogant, egotistical, talentless, fame-hungry singers. The Miranda Sings YouTube channel has over 5.7 million subscribers and more than 700 million views with individual videos surpassing 17 million views. Miranda has a large Twitter presence with over 2 million followers. In addition to her own YouTube videos and comedy shows, the character has been on Crackle’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld and on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show,” among other high-profile appearances.